14 episodios

The podcast follows the
course European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law (Summer
Term 2013). It covers the fundamentals of European Company, Financial
Markets, and Insolvency Law in an international and comparative
perspective. The primary focus of the course is on the existing legal
framework. However, policy issues will also figure prominently. The
European legal framework will be compared frequently to other
jurisdictions. Within Europe, the focus will be on the UK, France, and
Germany. Comparisons will also be drawn to the legal position and the
policy debates in the US.

LMU Europäisches und Internationales Unternehmensrecht (European and International Company Law) Summer Term 2013 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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The podcast follows the
course European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law (Summer
Term 2013). It covers the fundamentals of European Company, Financial
Markets, and Insolvency Law in an international and comparative
perspective. The primary focus of the course is on the existing legal
framework. However, policy issues will also figure prominently. The
European legal framework will be compared frequently to other
jurisdictions. Within Europe, the focus will be on the UK, France, and
Germany. Comparisons will also be drawn to the legal position and the
policy debates in the US.

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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (1)

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (1)

    Unit 1 - Course content and methodological approach; Course outline; Functioning of the European Union (EU); The origin of the EU and recent developments; Growth of the EU; EU institutions: The European Council, European Commission, European Parliament, Council, Court of Justice of the European Union; Sources of European law; Supremacy of European law; Hierarchy of laws; Legislative competences (Arts. 2-6 TFEU); Legislative procedure; A "United States of Europe "?.

    • 1h 55 min
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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 2: Company Formation and Corporate Governance (1)

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 2: Company Formation and Corporate Governance (1)

    Unit 2 - Company formation: general requrements, instrument of constiution/statutes, registration, consequences of irregulatories; Corporate governance and board structure; One- and two-tier boards; Convergence of board models in practice; "Deutschland AG": a close-knit web of control; Shareholders and boards; Employee involvement; Employee participation on establishment level; Board-level representation: comparative view; Board-level representation in Europe.

    • 1h 44 min
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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (2)

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (2)

    Unit 1 - A "United States of Europe"?; The EU's internal market: overview; The EU's internal market at eye level with the US; Integration through liberalization: Fundamental Freedoms; Integration through secondary law; Integration and the role of competition law; Company law: integration until 1989; Company Law Directives; Company law: 1989 until 2002/03 - deadlock; The Commission's Company Law Action Plan (2003); Reflection process on the future of EU company law; The Commission's Company Law Action Plan (2012).

    • 1h 41 min
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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 2/3: Company Formation and Corporate Governance/Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 2/3: Company Formation and Corporate Governance/Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

    Unit 2 - Assessing board-level representation; Empirical studies on board-level representation; Shareholders: who is a shareholder, types and classes of shares; shareholder rights: participation rights, financial rights, information rights; Protection of minority shareholders; Control-enhancing mechanisms (CEMs); One share/one vote?; European regulatory process on one share/one vote;
    Unit 3 - Approaches to creditor protection.

    • 1h 55 min
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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 3: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 3: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

    Unit 3 - Creditor protection through legal capital; Second Company Law Directive 77/91/EEC; Distribution restrictions: Capital maintenance; Minimum capital rules; Critical assessment; Distribution restrictions based on solvency; Comperative Overview: distribution restrictions; The Springer case; Financial reporting; Harmonization in Europe; Overstretching disclosure?.

    • 1h 52 min
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    Company Law 2013 - Unit 3/4: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting/ Cross-Border Mobility, Transformation of Companies, and Regulatory Competition between the Member States

    Company Law 2013 - Unit 3/4: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting/ Cross-Border Mobility, Transformation of Companies, and Regulatory Competition between the Member States

    Unit 3 - Overstretching disclosure?; Consolidated accounts; IAS-Regulation; Impact of financial reporting standards on legal capital rules.
    Unit 4 - The Centros case; Freedom of establishment (Art. 49 TFEU); Scope and effect of FoE; FoE for companies (Art. 54 TFEU); The real seat conflicts rule as obstacle.

    • 1h 40 min

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